Highlights

Map Wild, astounding, inspirational – there are so many words to describe the awesome majesty of the Irish coast. But one thing’s for sure: this place is pure magic. From Ballycastle in the north of County Antrim to Allihies in the west of County Cork, this stunning country is renowned for its sylvan beauty, rich shades of green and individual character. You’ll find quiet villages, rugged mountain roads, tranquil rivers and mythical tales. Whether you’re looking for stories of old, dreaming of fantastical castles, or just want to visit some of the most romantic settings imaginable there is something to suit every taste. From charming coastal villages to spectacular natural wonders, taking to the road on the island of Ireland reveals surprises at every turn. The most westerly island in Europe, Ireland is 450 km long and 300 km wide. With a population of 6.5million, Ireland enjoys a rich diversity of ethnic groups and cultures.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Countries: Ireland
  • Category: Guaranteed Departures
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Dublin
  • Ending Point: Dublin
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

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Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel. You are free to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. Your hotel will be within walking distance of the city center.

  • Overnight in Dublin
  • None

Following breakfast, depart Ireland’s capital traveling to County Kerry. En route stop in the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle. You will find the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never be lost for words again. Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mills. It was bought in 1976 by a former worker has been transformed into what is perhaps the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.

  • Overnight in Kerry
  • Breakfast

Begin your morning with breakfast. Enjoy a superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry. Take in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes & magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Leaving Killarney, pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair. Afterwards, you are headed to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay. Next, arrive in the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses. Enjoy transportation of a different kind! A pony and trap (also known as a Jaunting Car) help you discover areas of Killarney National Park that you might not otherwise visit. Relax aboard a jaunting car as your Jarvey (driver) takes you through the magnificent scenery of the National Park. Today, enjoy dinner on your own in one of the many restaurants or pubs in Killarney town.

  • Overnight in Kerry
  • Breakfast

Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer. Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland which rise from the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day, you can admire the Aran Islands & Connemara Mountains. Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The Burren is a high plateau of porous limestone situated in Northern Clare. The limestone is bare with no trees growing here or land covering the stone. The Burren is not as deserted as we believe: the cracks allow different types of flowers to grow all year round. The rocks hide many caves such as the Ailwee Caves.

  • Overnight in Limerick
  • Breakfast

Travel to Galway City & get oriented with this beautiful place which has attracted many musicians & artists. Visit Galway Cathedral, one of the largest & most impressive buildings in Galway built between 1958 & 1965. Next, enjoy a cruise along the Corrib River to Lough Corrib including scones & an Irish coffee. This journey on the Corrib Princess takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will see unsurpassed views of the historic monuments & natural amenities that make this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland.

  • Overnight in Galway
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the beautiful Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers, bogs & mountains. Enjoy some time at leisure in Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey, built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its most famous feature the miniature Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish order of Benedictine nuns since 1920.

  • Overnight in Galway
  • Breakfast

Depart Galway for Dublin today. En route, visit Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon. Explore the visitors center and take a tour to see the high towers, the 11th-century cathedral & the wonderful high crosses. Continue on to Dublin to discover Dublin’s Fair City. The North Side of the city offers striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell Street & the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The city’s south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals. Visit Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university & home to the Book of Kells.

  • Overnight in Dublin
  • Breakfast

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

  • Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

What's included

• Meet & greet upon arrival
• Arrival and departure transfers
• 2 nights in Dublin at Academy Plaza Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Kerry at Randles Court Hotel or similar
• 1 night in Limerick at George Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Galway at Clayton Hotel or similar
• 8 meals: 7 breakfasts and 1 dinner
• Visit Blarney Castle
• Visit Blarney Wooden Mils
• Visit Rings of Kerry
• Jaunting car ride
• Boat ride to Killimer
• Visit Cliffs of Moher
• Tour of Burren Region
• Tour of Galway City
• Visit Galway Cathedral
• Cruise to Lough Corrib
• Visit Kylemore Abbey
• Visit Clonmacnoise
• Visit Trinity College

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. If you or your clients would like to experience this destination on a date not listed, please use the custom tour request form button below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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